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8/28/2014

article Casino could lose slots over missed payment
(Wisconsin) -- The state is warning the Forest County Potawatomi that it could lose two-thirds of its slot machines at its Milwaukee casino, if it doesn't make an...
article Walker administration warns Potawatomi tribe it could lose games if it doesn't release fee
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest County Potawatomi could lose about 2,000 electronic slot machines at its Milwaukee casino if it continues withholding its $25 million annual...
article Walker reacts to Potawatomi’s non-payment
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker says the decision by the Potawatomi tribe to withhold its annual payment to the state underscores the importance of a review of a...
article Kenosha's mayor, Rep. Barca want approval of Menominee's casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- Kenosha's mayor and state representative said taxpayers have nothing to lose and much to gain from the proposed Menominee tribe's Hard Rock casino.
article OP/ED: Potawatomi up the ante in the Kenosha casino dispute
(Wisconsin) -- You've got to hand it to the Forest County Potawatomi. They know how to play their cards. The tribe is refusing to pay a casino fee of at least $25...
article Potawatomi could lose slot machines in dispute with state
(Wisconsin) -- The Potawatomi tribe could lose nearly 2,000 slot machines if it prevails in its dispute with the state over its annual $25 million payment, Gov. Scott...

8/27/2014

article Complex trends underlie Walker casino dilemma
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s delay in deciding whether to permit the Menominee Indian Tribe to create a massive, $800 million casino complex in Kenosha is a...
article Lawmakers caught off guard by Potawatomi's refusal to make payment to state
(Wisconsin) -- The debate over whether to move forward with a Kenosha casino is heating up, and this time, it's with a $25 million bombshell.
article Walker Says He'll Take His Time Making Casino Decision
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he won’t cave in to pressure. Wednesday, Kenosha leaders called on him to immediately approve the construction of a huge...
article Walker: Kenosha casino could cost taxpayers $100 million
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he is using "extreme caution" to avoid what he says could be contractual "landmines" costing...
article As Poll Shows Big Support for Kenosha Casino, Lawmakers Urge Walker to Approve Plan
(Wisconsin) -- State and local leaders from southeastern Wisconsin met Wednesday to ask Gov. Scott Walker to allow the Menominee tribe to build a casino at the former...
article Democrats call for movement on Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Walker has to make a decision on a new casino in Kenosha by February 19th. Democrats say the casino would create at least 3,500 permanent jobs in...
article Dems call for ‘urgency’ on Kenosha casino negotiations
(Wisconsin) -- At the Capitol, Democrats are calling for stepped up action on the Kenosha casino proposal. With the Walker administration still negotiating with the...
article Kenosha-area officials call on Walker to approve Menominee casino, put people to work
(Wisconsin) -- Labor and political leaders from southeastern Wisconsin called on Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday to immediately approve the Menominee tribe's proposed...
article Marquette University Law School poll shows support for Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows 49% support a new tribal casino in Kenosha while 35% oppose it.
article Menominee vow to cover other tribes’ losses
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Nation has pledged to cover revenue losses by competing casinos if their losses can be attributed to the emergence of a Kenosha casino run...
article Opinions shift on Kenosha casino in latest Marquette University Law School poll
(Wisconsin) -- It was a happy coincidence that Marquette University pollster Charles Franklin inserted a question about a proposed Kenosha casino into the latest...
article Other Views: Complex trends underlie Walker casino dilemma
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s delay in deciding whether to permit the Menominee Indian Tribe to create a massive, $800 million casino complex in Keshena is a...
article Poll shows statewide support for Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Support for the Kenosha casino proposal outweighs opposition among voters statewide, according to a new poll conducted by the Marquette University Law...
article Potawatomi Withholding Millions, Menominee Promising Jobs in Casino Debate
(Wisconsin) -- A new round of politics centers around an $800 million casino the Menominee Tribe wants to build in Kenosha. Wednesday a group of Democrats called on Gov...
article Rolling the dice: Kenosha-area officials call for casino approval
(Wisconsin) -- Leaders from southeastern Wisconsin and Democratic state lawmakers say Gov. Scott Walker should immediately approve the Menominee tribe’s proposed...
article Supporters want Walker to quickly OK Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- A wave of politics washed over the already controversial Kenosha casino proposal Wednesday, with Democrats accusing GOP Gov. Scott Walker of delaying his...
article Wisconsin Democrats lean on Walker to approve Menominee Hard Rock Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Democratic lawmakers with ties to the Kenosha area are leaning on Gov. Scott Walker to approve an $800 million Menominee Hard Rock Casino in the city one...

8/26/2014

article Potawatomi refuses to make state payment over casino controversy
(Wisconsin) -- Indecision over a high stakes casino proposal has on tribe withholding a big payment to the state. In a statement released Tuesday night, the Potawatomi...
article Potawatomi says it is withholding payment to state of Wisconsin while Kenosha casino undecided
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest County Potawatomi has refused to make its annual casino revenue payment to the state as Gov. Scott Walker mulls whether to approve a competing...
article Potawatomi up ante against Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Forest County Potawatomi appear to be upping the ante to get Gov. Scott Walker to reject the proposed $800 million Menominee Nation/Hard Rock...
article Potawatomi withhold $25 million payment to state
(Wisconsin) -- As tensions rise over a proposed Indian casino in Kenosha that would compete with the Forest County Potawatomi tribe's Milwaukee gaming operation, the...
article Proposed Kenosha casino controversy: Potawatomi Tribe withholds payment to the state
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday, August 26th issued a letter to state lawmakers who have been seeking an update on the proposed Kenosha casino. He says...
article Walker updates negotiations as Potawatomi withhold payment
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker has provided an update on negotiations over a Kenosha casino. A letter released Tuesday by the administration said there has been a...
article EDITORIAL: Complex trends underlie Walker casino dilemma
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker's delay in deciding whether to permit the Menominee Indian Tribe to create a massive, $800 million casino complex in Keshena is a...
article Local legislators press Walker on casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Local legislators have accused Gov. Scott Walker of putting politics ahead of jobs and economic development by delaying a decision on the Kenosha casino...

8/24/2014

article A Year After Federal Approval, Kenosha Casino Plan Still In Limbo
(Wisconsin) -- It’s been a year since the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs gave the green light to the Menominee tribe’s proposal for an off-reservation...
article With Election Looming, Will Walker Approve Kenosha Casino?
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker has until February to decide whether Kenosha gets a huge tribal casino. But might he announce a decision sooner?

8/23/2014

article Future of Menominee's Hard Rock Casino still in doubt one year after federal approval
(Wisconsin) -- One year after the federal government gave the green light to the Menominee Indian Tribe’s $810 million casino in Kenosha, the project is no closer...
article Governor visits local company
(Wisconsin) -- It’s about moving Wisconsin forward or having a “third Jim Doyle term,” said Gov. Scott Walker Friday after his campaign stop at County...

8/22/2014

article Menominee casino expansion stuck in limbo
(Wisconsin) -- The future of the Menominee Indian Tribe — which has been beset by high rates of mortality, unemployment, poverty, binge drinking, teenage births...

8/21/2014

article Still no answers on Kenosha casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- One year ago, the federal government said a local Indian tribe could build a casino near Kenosha. However, that project is still on hold.

8/20/2014

article Bi-partisan group of lawmakers wants to know: Why no decision on Kenosha casino?
(Wisconsin) -- This week marks a full year since the federal government gave the “green light” to a casino project in Kenosha. But the project needs approval...

8/19/2014

article A year after federal approval, legislators push governor on casino
(Wisconsin) -- A bipartisan group of legislators from Kenosha and Racine counties is again pushing Gov. Scott Walker to decide on the proposed Kenosha casino.

8/15/2014

article 'Mature market' blamed for revenue drop at Potawatomi
(Wisconsin) -- Gaming revenue at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino fell by about 3% in the past year, a decline that gaming experts say is in line with the maturing of the...
article Hard Rock spokesman scoffs at reported gaming revenue declines
(Wisconsin) -- A spokesman for the $800 million casino complex proposed by the Menominee Nation and Hard Rock International in Kenosha ripped a newspaper report...

8/7/2014

article Governor acts slow on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker (R) is taking all the time he can get to announce a decision on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino. Walker commissioned an...

8/6/2014

article No decision expected on Kenosha casino before 2014 elections
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Walker is still not ready to make a decision on a casino in Kenosha. The deadline for a deal was supposed to be this month, but it's been...

8/2/2014

article Burke pledges unity at local UAW rally
(Wisconsin) -- Gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke began her speech at the UAW headquarters in Kenosha Friday with an anecdote about meeting a first-grader who had a few...

7/22/2014

article "Our people are hurting": Challenges on Menominee Reservation
(Wisconsin) -- Most things on the Menominee Indian Reservation seem to have a waiting list. The tribal daycare center? Waiting list. "We could help more parents if...

7/15/2014

article Gov. Walker defends costs of security
(Wisconsin) -- You go where the security needs are. That's Gov. Scott Walker's take on newly released numbers showing skyrocketing security costs for him, the...
article Web Extra: Wanggaard expects casino approval [video]
(Wisconsin) -- Former State Sen. Van Wanggaard says Gov. Walker told him that he's working toward approval of the proposed Kenosha casino.

6/23/2014

article Kenosha County on quite a winning streak
(Wisconsin) -- The hits keep on coming in Kenosha County, and I'm not just talking about the bats at historic Simmons Field.

5/28/2014

article Plans released for Menominee's Hard Rock casino
(Wisconsin) -- The developers of an unapproved casino in Kenosha released formal plans for the $810 million project Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.

5/27/2014

article Place your bets? Lawmaker thinks Kenosha casino will be approved
(Wisconsin) -- Plans for a casino in Kenosha are gathering support, according to a local state representative. Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Powers Lake) says she has never...

5/25/2014

article New details in Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Plans are moving forward while the state waits to hear Governor Walker's decision on a new casino in Kenosha.
article Kenosha casino supporters reveal more details of plan
(Wisconsin) -- Supporters of a proposed casino in Kenosha say they are moving ahead with their plans for the $810 million, multi-phase project while they wait for...

5/24/2014

article Kenosha casino supporters reveal details of plan
(Wisconsin) -- Supporters of a proposed Kenosha casino say they are moving ahead with their plans while they wait for approval from Gov. Scott Walker.
article Kenosha casino supporters tout statewide support
(Wisconsin) -- Officials with the proposed Hard Rock Kenosha Casino and entertainment center say their plan is garnering support from a majority of state residents.

5/23/2014

article More details released on Kenosha casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- While they wait for Gov. Scott Walker to make a decision, those leading the proposed Kenosha casino project are plowing ahead with their plans.

5/7/2014

article Burke: Public financing for stadium a last option
(Wisconsin) -- Mary Burke, the front-running Democratic candidate for governor, said Tuesday she’s open to the idea of having taxpayers help pay for a new...
article Candidate wavers on Menominee Nation off-reservation casino
(Wisconsin) -- Mary Burke, the Democratic candidate for governor in Wisconsin, appears to be shifting her position on the Menominee Nation off-reservation casino.

5/3/2014

article Casino expansion gives region a boost: Our View
(Wisconsin) -- The massive construction project at Ho-Chunk casinos is going to mean much more than just nicer places to play the slots. The $144 million expansion of...

5/2/2014

article While Kenosha casino decision looms, Ho-Chunk plans expansions
(Wisconsin) -- A spokesman for an $800 million Kenosha casino complex proposed in Kenosha by the Menominee Nation in collaboration with Hard Rock International said the...

4/18/2014

article Opinion: Political game on casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker is playing one of the biggest political games in the state's history, and the people of Wisconsin don't seem to care.

4/12/2014

article Dept. of Administration: Wisconsin receives casino extension
(Wisconsin) -- Below please find a statement from the Department of Administration Secretary, Mike Huebsch: Today, the Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs granted...
article Feds grant Gov. Walker 180-day extension for Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has received a 180-day extension to make a decision on whether to approve a new casino in Kenosha.
article Scott Walker given 180-day extension for Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker can wait until after the November gubernatorial election to decide whether the Menominee tribe should be allowed to open a casino in...

4/11/2014

article Gov. Walker Gets Extension for Kenosha Casino Decision
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker has received a six-month extension to make a decision on whether to approve a new casino in Kenosha.
article Walker given 180-day extension for Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- The U.S. Department of Interior gave Gov. Scott Walker an additional 6 months to decide whether the Menominee tribe should be allowed to open a casino in...
article Study: Wisconsin’s casino market saturated
(Wisconsin) -- A study showing a saturated market in Wisconsin has opponents of the proposed Kenosha casino saying an additional competitor will hurt all gambling...

4/10/2014

article Potawatomi Say New Report Shows Gaming Market is Saturated; Menominee Disagree
(Wisconsin) -- A report on Indian gaming is drawing mixed interpretations about how casinos are doing in Wisconsin. The report from gaming information publisher Casino...

4/8/2014

article Potawatomi Say New Report Shows Gaming Market is Saturated
(Wisconsin) -- One of Wisconsin’s tribes is pointing to a new report on Indian gaming, saying it's a justification for stopping a proposed casino in Kenosha.

4/7/2014

article Burke criticizes Gov. Walker over delay in Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Democrat Mary Burke says Governor Walker has left a lot of people hanging by holding up a decision on the proposed new casino in Kenosha. Burke, who's...

4/6/2014

article Burke Critical Of Walker's Slow Casino Decision
(Wisconsin) -- Democrat Mary Burke says waiting more than a year to make a decision on a proposed casino in Kenosha isn't necessary, and says if a study shows signs...

3/29/2014

article Editorial: Scott Walker chooses dollars over votes
(Wisconsin) -- There’s some irony here. Bitter irony. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was set jet off to Las Vegas Thursday to bid for the favor of billionaire casino...
article Walker administration triples payment for Menominee casino study
(Wisconsin) -- The cost of a probe into whether the state should allow the Menominee Tribe to open an $800 million casino has apparently escalated three fold.

3/28/2014

article Law firm could get big jackpot in casino study
(Wisconsin) -- A law firm could get a $1.5 million dollar jackpot just from studying a proposed casino. Governor Scott Walker's administration has agreed to raise...

3/27/2014

article Gov. Walker triples cap on payment for casino study
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has agreed to triple to $1.5 million the potential payment to a national law firm hired to help examine whether...
article State to pay up to $1.5 million for Kenosha casino study
(Wisconsin) -- The proposed Kenosha casino produced its first big winner Thursday when the state agreed to pay a Michigan law firm up to $1.5 million — triple the...

3/24/2014

article Walker Signs "Blueprint For Prosperity", Tours Northwoods
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker Monday stopped in Eagle River after signing his economic package. Governor Walker says he's on no tight timetable to make a...

3/20/2014

press release Menominee Chair Called for Fed Probe Into BIA, Walker, Huebsch
(Wisconsin) -- The current chair of the Menominee Tribe in Wisconsin called for a federal Inspector General’s probe into the 2009 decision by the Bureau of Indian...

3/15/2014

article Editorial: Illinois fast-tracks, as Wisconsin stalls
(Wisconsin) -- South of the border, political climate seems very friendly to gambling. GOV. SCOTT WALKER, normally decisive as Wisconsin’s chief executive, slammed...

3/12/2014

article Potawatomi Tribe Asks Govenor To Make Casino Decision
(Wisconsin) -- A tribal spokesperson supports a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel editorial last weekend asking Governor Walker to make a decision soon on a new $800 million...

3/10/2014

article Walker Delays On Three Tough Issues
(Wisconsin) -- Three major public policy decisions are unlikely to be made before the Nov. 4 election for governor: Whether to allow the Menominee Tribe’s plan for...

3/9/2014

article OP/ED: Gov. Scott Walker should make a decision now on the Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker is often touted as a decisive leader willing to make the tough decisions. So why can't he decide on whether to allow a tribal casino...

3/8/2014

article EDITORIAL: Walker should make a casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- To Gov. Scott Walker for asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a six-month extension on the Menominee Nation’s proposal to build a Hard Rock...

3/6/2014

article Chris Rickert: Years needed for casino decision that should be a quick no
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee tribe’s proposal for gambling at a former Kenosha dog track doesn’t include playing the ponies. But as a nod to the casino...

3/2/2014

article Walker files for six-month extension on Kenosha casino project
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker filed for a six-month extension Thursday on the Menominee tribe’s casino project in Kenosha in a letter to Kevin Washburn,...

3/1/2014

article Extension sought for Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants six more months to make a decision on whether to approve the Menominee tribe’s Kenosha casino project, a delay...
article Governor seeks to delay casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- The final decision from Governor Scott Walker on a proposed Kenosha casino project will likely take longer than planned. Governor Scott Walker’s...

2/28/2014

article Gov. Walker requests six-month extension on Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker joined with the Menominee Tribe to request a 180-day extension to the deadline for making a decision on the proposed Menominee...
article Gov. Walker Wants Until Feb. 2015 to Make Decision on Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Walker is asking for 180 more days, to decide if the Menominee Tribe can develop a casino in Kenosha. He initially had until August 23, 2014.
article Governor Walker files for 180 day extension to consider Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Menominee Tribe has filed for a 180-day extension to consider approving the proposal of a Menominee run casino in...
article Walker seeks more time for Menominee casino decision
(New York) -- Governor Scott Walker’s administration is asking the federal government for six additional months, to make a decision on a proposed tribal casino to...
article Walker seeks to delay Kenosha casino decision until after election
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker asked federal authorities Friday to give him an extra six months to mull whether to approve a Hard Rock casino in Kenosha — a move...

2/23/2014

article Calif. firm to review Kenosha casino financials
(Wisconsin) -- The law firm hired to review the Menimonee Nation’s Kenosha casino proposal has hired a second consultant to investigate the proposal’s claims.

2/22/2014

article Doubling down: Casino series
(Wisconsin) -- Customers at the Menominee Casino Resort pull levers or press buttons on slot machines, with occasional breaks to fill small cups at the soda dispensers...

2/20/2014

article California consultant hired to review Kenosha casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- Nathan Associates Inc., a California consulting firm, will be paid up to $140,000 to conduct a financial review of the Menominee tribe's proposed...

2/13/2014

article 'State of the tribes' speech skirts issue of Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The newly chosen leader of the Menominee Nation addressed state lawmakers Thursday with only a bank-shot reference to the biggest issue facing her tribe:...
article Opinion: Illinois gives reason to hurry on casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- An Associated Press story last week might have given local casino backers reason for concern. It said, “Proponents of expanded gambling in Illinois...

2/10/2014

article Divisive year between tribes, state won't be reflected in State of the Tribes speech
(Wisconsin) -- From mining, gaming, hunting and the use of Indian mascots, there’s been no shortage of divisive issues between 11 tribal nations and the state of...

2/6/2014

article Gov. Walker hires help to review casino plans
(Wisconsin) -- While in Green Bay Thursday, Governor Scott Walker said he’s having an independent, outside consultant look into the proposed casino near Kenosha.

2/5/2014

article BLOG: Gov. Scott Walker could end this game
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker said in November that he would not accept donations from tribes involved in the fight over a proposed Menominee casino in Kenosha.
article Menominee tribe says it continues to work with Walker administration on Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin said Wednesday that it continues to work with Gov. Scott Walker's administration toward an approval of its...
article Opinion: Good news, bad news on the casino
(Wisconsin) -- There was good news and bad news from Gov. Scott Walker’s point man on casino issues Tuesday. The good news from Mike Huebsch, secretary of the...
article Republican governors group benefitting big from Wisconsin casino fight
(Wisconsin) -- Two Native American tribes battling over a proposed casino in Kenosha, Wis., are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars aimed at influencing public...
article Walker likely to seek extension on Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- The Kenosha casino is likely to remain in limbo for much of 2014 — possibly even past the November gubernatorial election — as Gov. Scott...

2/4/2014

article State official: Governor's casino decision will take time
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s administration still has a long way to go to determine the impact of a Kenosha casino and will likely ask the federal government...

2/3/2014

article GOP governors group a winner in Kenosha casino fight
(Wisconsin) -- The Republican Governors Association is a winner again, as the tribes engaged in bitter fight over whether Kenosha should become home to a new Menominee...

2/2/2014

article Wis. tribal leader promises 'positive' speech
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin legislators and tribal leaders are talking about collaboration and common ground going into this month's State of the Tribes address, but...

1/16/2014

article Construction job losses prompt new call for casino approval
(Wisconsin) -- A group of local politicians have renewed their call for the governor to approve the Kenosha casino project, after a report showed that Kenosha has lost...
article Legislators renew call for Kenosha casino following construction jobs report
(Wisconsin) -- Citing a report showing Kenosha and Racine counties lagging in construction jobs, several Kenosha- and Racine-area legislators again called on Gov. Scott...
article No shortage of feedback on casino for Gov. Walker
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker's inbox is full of voter's opinions on the Kenosha Casino. So far, more than 7400 emails and letters have been sent to his...

12/30/2013

article Fate of Menominee's Kenosha casino plan still up in the air
(Wisconsin) -- Four months have passed since the U.S. Department of Interior approved a proposal by the Menominee tribe to build a casino in Kenosha.

12/29/2013

article OP/ED: Prompt casino decision necessary
(Wisconsin) -- Approval of the proposed Kenosha casino would have been a nice sugarplum for southeastern Wisconsin, but Gov. Scott Walker has decided to postpone that...

12/28/2013

article 2013 in Review: Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The still unresolved issue of a new Indian casino was one of the top stories of 2013. The federal Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the Menominee Tribe...

12/26/2013

article Casino debate among top stories of 2013
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Walker is weighing whether to approve a casino project in Kenosha. The issue was one of the top stories in the state, in 2013. The federal Bureau...

12/24/2013

article Report: Walker admin hires legal team to help decide on Kenosha casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- The Walker administration has hired a legal team to help the governor decide whether he'll approve a new Menominee Indian casino in Kenosha.

12/23/2013

article OP/ED: Scott Walker should reject donations from casino interests
(Wisconsin) -- Scott Walker's aides say he may postpone the decision on whether to allow an $800 million casino to be developed in the Kenosha area until after the...
article Wisconsin hires law firm Dykema Gossett to help review casino proposal
(Wisconsin) -- A onetime aide to former Michigan Gov. John Engler will lead the legal team hired by Gov. Scott Walker to help decide whether an $800 million Indian...

12/22/2013

article Menominee Tribe Hopes Casino Money Will Fix Aging Infrastructure
(Wisconsin) -- Any decision by Gov. Walker on whether to allow the Menominee tribe to build a casino near the Illinois border is weeks away. Tribal members who live, in...

12/21/2013

article Walker may delay casino decision more
(Wisconsin) -- A top aide says Gov. Scott Walker may postpone deciding whether to approve the Menominee tribe’s Kenosha casino project until after he runs for re-...
article Walker may postpone casino decision until after 2014 election
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker may postpone a decision on whether to approve the $800 million Indian casino proposed for Kenosha until after he stands for re-election...

12/20/2013

article Kenosha casino issue a rare example of bipartisanship
(Wisconsin) -- Once upon a time in Wisconsin politics, party identification was not necessarily the most important indicator of a legislator's positions on the...

12/19/2013

article Menominee Tribe Hopes Casino Money Will Fix Aging Infrastructure
(Wisconsin) -- Any decision by Gov. Walker on whether to allow the Menominee tribe to build a casino near the Illinois border is weeks away. Tribe members who live on...
article Paul Ryan signals support for Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- After years of remaining neutral on an off-reservation casino in Kenosha, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Janesville signaled Thursday that he supported a casino...

12/17/2013

article Experts: Walker's Caution Indicates Approaching Election Year
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker has been taking his time deciding whether to approve a Kenosha casino and whether to make it harder to strip schools of Indian mascots.
article FOX6′s Mike Lowe talks one-on-one with Gov. Scott Walker
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker has had a busy year — passing a budget, releasing a book — and he still has big decisions looming. The Governor sat down...
article Governor Walker talks Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- A final decision on the Kenosha casino is about to move into a new, critical phase. Governor Scott Walker is ready to make his next move after his team...
article Odds of a Kenosha casino: 'Better than 50-50,' Assembly Speaker Vos says
(Wisconsin) -- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Joint Finance Committee Co-chairman John Nygren are often on the same page politically. But not on the Kenosha casino.

12/16/2013

article Could New York casino union offer a glimpse of the future for Wisconsin gaming?
(Wisconsin) -- There is one obvious reason the Potawatomi and Ho Chunk Indian tribes are pushing Gov. Scott Walker to reject a proposal by the Menonminee Tribe to build...
article Kerkman: Walker doing due diligence before casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- It could be spring before Gov. Scott Walker announces his decision on the proposed Hard Rock Hotel and Casino project, state Rep. Samantha Kerkman, R-...

12/14/2013

article The Menominee tribe's struggle: How a casino would help
(Wisconsin) -- For Ron Corn Jr., the language of the Menominee Indian tribe is its soul. But teaching it to members will be hard to do without revenue from a proposed...

12/13/2013

article Gov. Walker to Take "Several Months" on Kenosha Casino Proposal
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker says a decision on a proposed casino in Kenosha won't happen any time soon, and he plans to take several months to go over the...
article New poll shows growing support for Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- A new poll shows growing support for the Kenosha Casino, especially in southeast Wisconsin. "It's unusual for an issue like this for opinion to...
article Scott Walker's decision on Menominee Hard Rock casino still months away
(Wisconsin) -- What a difference a few months can make. Back in November, a decision by Gov. Scott Walker on whether to grant approval to the $800 million Menominee...
article Your Views: More casino gambling is bad bet for Wisconsin's future
(Wisconsin) -- The discussion of casino gambling has again heated up, as Gov. Walker considers the request to build more casinos. Clamoring for new Indian casinos in...

12/12/2013

article Gov. Scott Walker: 'Growing interest' in Kenosha casino, decision months away
(Wisconsin) -- The involvement of the Hard Rock brand with the proposed Kenosha casino has increased interest in the project but a decision on it is still months away,...
article UWM poll shows growing support for Kenosha casino project
(Wisconsin) -- Public opinion is swinging in favor of a tribal casino in Kenosha, with a majority of Wisconsin's registered voters now backing the proposal, a new...

12/9/2013

article Menominee's Kenosha casino bid gets boost from dealmaker
(Wisconsin) -- When you need a guy who knows a guy, O.B. Osceola Jr. is the guy to go to. Case in point: the Menominee tribe's bid to open a casino in Kenosha, a...
article Racine mayor talks Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- It's been nearly a month since Governor Walker put a decision on the proposed Kenosha casino on hold, and the mayor of Racine says something might be...

12/1/2013

article So, where does Mary Burke stand on the issues?
(Wisconsin) -- Nearly two months into her campaign, the picture of Mary Burke as a candidate for governor is something like the Wisconsin sky on many a December day:

11/21/2013

article OLIVER: Kenosha casino is about the bigger picture
(Wisconsin) -- First, it was two weeks ago, then sometime last week, now it’s a couple of months at best: the self-imposed deadlines for the Menominee Kenosha...
article Walker delays Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- About a month after his self-imposed deadline, Gov. Scott Walker still has not decided on the proposal for the Hard Rock Casino in Kenosha County.

11/20/2013

article Governor says he's not accepting contributions in casino issue
(Wisconsin) -- Last week in a blog posting and this week in the Editorial Board's On, Wisconsin editorial column, we urged Gov. Scott Walker to take to heart a...

11/16/2013

article Capitol Report – How will Walker roll the dice?
(Wisconsin) -- Scott Walker is once again fudging on an executive decision that could have a significant impact on the state’s fragile economy.

11/14/2013

article Guest column: Wisconsin’s Gaming History says Menominee Tribal Casino in Kenosha should be approved
(Wisconsin) -- Since the debate has intensified about the Menominee casino proposed for Kenosha, I have wondered about how we came to this point in the discussion of...
article Kevin McGee: Kenosha casino no sure bet to create jobs
(Wisconsin) -- Should Scott Walker approve the proposed Kenosha casino? There are reasonable arguments pro and con. But the most commonly heard argument is pure bogus....

11/12/2013

article Potawatomi dominates Wisconsin tribes' lobbying activity
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker is under intense pressure from a variety of groups as he weighs whether to approve the Menominee Indian Tribe's proposal to build an...

11/11/2013

article BLOG: Casino Rationale
(Wisconsin) -- A (somewhat) satirical chronology of Kenosha’s would-be casino. The last 20 years: Menominee Nation pushes for an off-reservation casino in Kenosha...
article Decision on Kenosha casino to come after in-depth review
(Wisconsin) -- The governor will take his time making a decision on the Menominee Hard Rock casino and resort in Kenosha.
article Gov. Walker: Releases statement to provide update on Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Today, Governor Scott Walker released the following statement to provide Wisconsinites an update on the ongoing Kenosha casino decision:
article Governor Walker doesn't appear close to casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Walker issued a statement today regarding a decision he must make about a proposed casino in Kenosha.
article Kenosha casino decision likely to take months, Walker says
(Wisconsin) -- Saying it will likely take several months to make a decision on a Kenosha casino, Gov. Scott Walker on Monday urged those involved to stop spending money...
article Scott Walker orders negotiations with tribes over Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- In the latest sign that he is open to the idea of an off-reservation casino in Kenosha, Gov. Scott Walker said Monday he is directing a top cabinet...
article Walker discourages campaign donations from tribes
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he's discouraging parties interested in a proposal to open a casino in Kenosha from contributing to his campaign. However, the...
article Walker encourages more discussion about Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker still isn’t saying when he will make a decision on whether to approve a new casino in Kenosha. Walker issued a statement Monday...
article Walker holds off casino decision, directs DOA to meet with tribes
(Wisconsin) -- The Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch will begin extensive discussions with the state's tribal governments in an effort to...
article Walker to release statement on casino decision timeline
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he will release a statement later today regarding a "timeline" going forward for the Kenosha casino proposal. However, he...

11/10/2013

article Oneida tribe offered money to support Kenosha casino plan
(Wisconsin) -- The Oneida tribe would collect at least $3 million a year in banking fees in exchange for its support of the proposed Menominee casino in Kenosha,...

11/9/2013

article Casinos: Boom or bust?
(Wisconsin) -- I can't blame Gov. Scott Walker for taking his time to make a decision on a casino proposed for Kenosha by the Menominee tribe. Walker says he is...
article Menominee chairman says rejection of Kenosha casino would 'kill' tribe
(Wisconsin) -- The chairman of the Menominee tribe says that if Gov. Scott Walker rejects the tribe's proposed Kenosha casino complex, it would "basically be...

11/8/2013

article Gov. Walker loosens schedule on Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is loosening his schedule for making a decision on the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin's proposed casino for the...
article Menominee offered Oneida inducements to support Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Oneida tribe will collect at least $3 million annually in banking fees and has the "right of first refusal" to finance the first phase of a...
article Scott Walker drops timeline for Kenosha casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker on Friday backed away from his timeline for a decision this week on whether to approve the Menominee tribe's application to open a...
article Walker says casino decision is not imminent
(Wisconsin) -- A decision from Gov. Scott Walker about whether to allow a Menominee Tribal casino to move forward in Kenosha is not coming this week, several media...

11/7/2013

article No timeline for Walker decision on Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- The wait for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s decision on the Kenosha casino continues, with no announcement expected Thursday and perhaps not even...
article Walker not rushing casino decision
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker says he’s not in a big hurry to make a decision on the Menominee tribe’s proposed Kenosha casino.
article Awaiting Casino Decision, Menominee Tribe Faces High Poverty
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker is still weighing whether to approve a major casino project in the Kenosha area. The Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin cleared the...

11/6/2013

article Casino Backers, Opponents Dispute Possible Impact On Families
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee tribal members brought their children to a news conference Tuesday to underscore how revenue from gambling at a Kenosha casino could improve...
article Timeline: Governor Walker's Casino Comments Question Decision
(Wisconsin) -- Another day and no decision by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on whether the Menominee Tribe can build an $800 million casino in Kenosha.
article Walker mulls casino decision as Wisconsin tribes work to lure Illinois gamblers
(Wisconsin) -- Bobby Schmidt III has been a semi-pro poker player, off and on, for the last eight years. The game has taken him to most of the major gambling hubs of the...
article “Creative solution” considered regarding Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he won’t be rushed in making a decision on the proposed Kenosha casino. In fact, he says the decision may surprise people.

11/5/2013

article Competing rallies held at State Capitol over proposed Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Supporters and opponents of the proposed Kenosha casino will make their final arguments Tuesday, with competing rallies at the State Capitol.
article Kenosha casino supporters and opponents await Walker’s decision
(Wisconsin) -- As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker draws closer to announcing his decision about a proposed Hard Rock Casino in Kenosha, opponents and supporters of the...
article Odds of Walker approving Kenosha casino look better
(Wisconsin) -- As Gov. Scott Walker ponders whether to allow the Menominee tribe to open a huge casino complex in Kenosha, odds of the tribe winning the uphill fight...
article Tea party activists blast casino, saying it will lead to union jobs
(Wisconsin) -- Allowing a massive casino development in Kenosha will pave the way for thousands of union jobs and more resistance to Gov. Scott Walker’s agenda,...
article The Hard Rock way: With Kenosha casino, company would bring games plus philanthropy and music
(Wisconsin) -- If approved by Gov. Scott Walker, a Hard Rock International casino in Kenosha would bring more than just gaming to the area, company Chairman Jim Allen...
article Kenosha casino debate overlooks key factor: the Menominee people
(Wisconsin) -- The debate over the Kenosha casino has largely been about jobs, jobs, jobs. Left out of the conversation, perhaps sadly so, has been the fate of the...
article Menominee 5th grader: 'other tribes are bullies'
(Wisconsin) -- Groups on both sides on of the Kenosha Hard Rock Casino controversy are making passionate public appeals. At a Tuesday rally in the Wisconsin State...
article Menominee casino supporters, tea party opponents gather at Capitol as Walker mulls decision
(Wisconsin) -- Opponents and backers of a new Kenosha casino are making their case as Gov. Scott Walker considers whether to approve the project.
article Menominee leader says tribe will do 'whatever it takes' to have Walker approve Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee chairman Craig Corn says approval of a casino in Kenosha will help pull his tribe out of poverty.
article Menominee leader urges Walker to approve casino
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee chairman Craig Corn says approval of a casino in Kenosha will help pull his tribe out of poverty. Corn and members of the tribe gathered at the...
article Menominee make final appeal to Walker
(Wisconsin) -- There was one more push for the Kenosha casino at the Capitol on Tuesday. The eleventh hour appeal to Governor Scott Walker focused on the needs of the...
article Menominee pledge more money for tribes opposing Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee Nation officials have agreed to increases in the amount of revenue that would be diverted to rival tribes if Gov. Scott Walker approves the...
article Menominee Tribe urges Gov. Walker to okay Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Members of the Menominee Tribe are in Madison on Tuesday, November 5th to urge Gov. Scott Walker to approve a proposed Kenosha casino.

11/4/2013

article Gov. Walker rethinking original casino standards
(Wisconsin) -- Governor Scott Walker says he may reconsider whether he set the standards too high for approving a new casino in the state. The governor is in the process...
article Kenosha casino's Hard Rock makes $50M pledge to recoup other tribes' gaming losses
(Wisconsin) -- In its effort to gain approval for its planned $808 million casino in Kenosha, the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin is promising to shell out more than...
article Menominee pledge more money for tribes opposing Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Menominee Nation officials have agreed to increases in the amount of revenue that would be diverted to rival tribes if Gov. Scott Walker approves the...
article Scott Walker says he'll decide 'in a couple days' on new casino
(Wisconsin) -- While he hasn't made a decision yet, Gov. Scott Walker told reporters at a news conference Monday that he would announce "in a couple days"...
article Walker not expected to make decision Monday on fate of Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker is not expected to announce his decision Monday on the fate of a proposed new casino and Hard Rock International entertainment center in...
article Walker: Working on 'creative solution' for Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- There's new information about the Kenosha Casino. It's not a yes, but it's also not a no yet from Governor Walker. He tells TODAY'S TMJ4...

11/3/2013

article Kenosha casino fight turns ugly, digging up past corruption
(Wisconsin) -- The fight over whether an $800 million casino complex should be built in Kenosha has been uncommonly bitter, with the Potawatomi tribe repeatedly linking...
article Lac du Flambeau Supporting Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- The Lac du Flambeau tribe continues to support more Indian gaming in Wisconsin. Lac du Flambeau president Tom Maulson has sent a letter to Governor Scott...
article Walker questions Menominee definition of ‘new net gaming’
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker on Friday called into question the Menominee Nation’s argument that its Kenosha casino proposal meets the governor’s net...
article Walker questions whether casino increases gambling
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker is questioning whether the opening of a new casino in Kenosha would meet his requirement that there be no new net gambling in the state.

11/2/2013

article Assembly Speaker Robin Vos backs Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said in an email to constituents Friday that he supports the casino proposed by the Menominee tribe for...
article Assembly Speaker Vos throws his support behind casino
(Wisconsin) -- Gov. Scott Walker’s decision on a Kenosha Casino didn’t come this week either. Built the project has gained another official supporter...
article Kilkenny: Don’t shield donor employer info
(Wisconsin) -- State Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, would like to change the way Wisconsin records campaign donations. He’s introduced a bill to raise the...
article Menominee letter to Walker raises ante for Kenosha casino bid
(Wisconsin) -- The Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin today delivered a letter to Gov. Scott Walker, refuting some of the statements Walker made this week about the impact of...
article Opinion: From beaver pelts to poker chips
(Wisconsin) -- They all beat the same drum, or so we imagine. When we think of Native Americans, if we think of them at all, we tend to view them as a single,...
article Viewers sound off on proposed Kenosha casino
(Wisconsin) -- On Thursday, we asked you to sound off on a proposed Kenosha casino. Our Facebook page held a poll to gauge viewer support.
article Vos voices support for casino
(Wisconsin) -- Speaker of the Assembly Robin Vos weighed in Friday on his hopes for a proposed Kenosha casino as the governor continues to weigh his options.
article Walker Denies That Critical Daily Updates Signal Rejection Of Kenosha Casino
(Wisconsin) -- Walker has released a series of letters raising concerns about whether the Menominee Tribe has met his criteria on whether to allow the off-reservation...

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